Ashley Westerman appears in the following:
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Many were granted refugee status after fleeing U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War and the massacres of the Khmer Rouge, and know little about the country where they're being forced to return.
Friday, November 30, 2018
MRI scans of the brains of young football players suggest that repeated blows to the head can change the shape of nerve fibers in the corpus callosum, which connects the two halves of the brain.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
A new study published by researchers at Georgia Tech reveals that the tiny spines that cover a cat's tongue play a bigger role in feline grooming than previously thought.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
"Somebody with a technical background might think in a little bit different than the way, for instance, that a lawyer would think," says Chrissy Houlahan, a new lawmaker with a STEM background.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Dry weather and strong winds mean that what would have been small blazes in the past are now monster fires. And more people live in harm's way.
Friday, November 09, 2018
As the incidents of mass shootings in the U.S. occur, some people are starting to feel numbed by them. Psychologists says this is normal.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
The federal indictment unsealed Thursday says they conspired to commit money laundering and bribery, misusing billions of dollars of Malaysian government funds.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
A much anticipated report by the U.S. State Department blames Myanmar's security forces for violence against Rohingya Muslims but does not call the mass killing a genocide.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In his new book, Hello, Shadowlands, journalist Patrick Winn describes how underground crime groups thrive in a region where democracy is in retreat.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Hollywood has long perpetuated negative stereotypes of Asian men, including reducing them to nerdy, unattractive punchlines. The movie's success may signal a new era with Asian men in leading roles.
Monday, August 06, 2018
Behrouz Boochani has lived in detention on Manus for five years. He tells NPR about the book he wrote using WhatsApp that tells the story of his failed attempt to flee Iran for asylum in Australia.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
The secretary of state will meet senior officials from the new Malaysian government, following the country's unexpected election result.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
This Sunday's elections have been declared a sham by rights groups and Cambodia's opposition leaders, who've called for a boycott. For longtime leader Hun Sen, they're about cementing his legacy.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Najib Razak is accused of siphoning off funds linked to a state investment fund, as part of a broader, multibillion-dollar scandal known as 1MDB. Authorities seized millions in valuables from him.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
A common mantra in the international adoption community in the U.S. is that everyone has their own adoption story. I assume everyone has a unique reunion with their biological parent, too.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
More international adoptees in the U.S. are looking for their birth parents than ever before. This has to do with a culmination of factors — from the rise of social media to better record keeping.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Between the 1950s and mid-2000s international adoptions in the U.S. climbed. But after 2004, there was a sudden drop-off. We explore the history of American families adopting children from abroad.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
The U.N. and Myanmar government are touting the new pact as the first steps to returning some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution. Aid groups remain skeptical.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Mahathir Mohamad, who previously led Malaysia for more than two decades, has won a surprise victory over Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been embroiled in a long-running corruption scandal.
Friday, January 05, 2018
In some Latin American countries, Three Kings Day — Jan. 6 — is a bigger deal than Christmas. As the U.S. Latino population grows, so does interest in the holiday's signature cake, rosca de reyes.